PLT IntensiveDate/Time: Wednesday, August 8 – 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: Hampton University Museum, Education Center, 2nd floor, Hampton, VA

Cost: $85.00

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), are underwriting a professional development opportunity for up to 30 selected participants.The training will be led by staff from divisions across the NTHP, as well as other experts in the field, focusing on specific high-level, content areas in the preservation profession for a heterogeneous audience. An ideal opportunity for directors, curators, interpreters, preservationist, scholars, volunteers, docents, and other professionals dealing with various challenges to protecting physical structures, black museums, and/or historic sites.  

The goal of the workshop is to offer a unique training opportunity to equip participants with preservation-related knowledge, skills, and tools to apply directly to their day-to-day work. Participants will learn:

  • Preservation basics and best practices for preservation business planning
  • A “comprehensive” approach to preservation planning, including but not limited to routine maintenance, significance of site, and collections management with emphasis on the building, landscape and artifacts as the museum collection
  • Strategic planning tools for nonprofit organizations with a heavy focus on fundraising and advocacy as it relates to preservation

Selected participants will be required to pay a reduced $85 fee, which includes the all-day training along with breakfast and lunch, which will be served on site.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be registered (or plan to register) for the 2018 AAAM conference.

To Apply: Download the PLT Intensive Application and email the completed application to

Smithsonian employees and current AAAM board members are not eligible for this program.